|Charlotte "helping" me. Note the different colours on her face|
And here's how I did it. I used a basic buttercake recipe, but tripled it.
Ingredients (for one buttercake)
125 g butter (I use buttersoft)
2/3 cup caster sugar
1/3 cup milk (I then often add a teeny bit more to make it moist)
1 1/2 cups self raising flour
Beat butter and sugar to a cream
Add the eggs one at a time and beat well. Add vanilla
Sift flour and add it to mixture alternately with milk
After I had made the batter, I evenly divided it into 6 portions. I then added some food dye and poured each colour into a cake tin. I only had 2 matching springform tins so it took me a few goes in the oven to bake them all. I put them in for 20 mins on 180 degrees.
|I found it easier to assemble it inside the cake tin|
I then sandwiched them together with buttercream icing (again triple quantities were used - one batch contains 150gm of butter creamed with 250gm icing sugar and add some vanilla) and iced all over (using my new spatula which Santa brought and made it so much easier). I covered it in sprinkles and used smarties to put a border on it.
|All layered, now time to add the icing|
|The finished cake|
The big reveal!